Take that week, it’s Friday now which means we’ve basically got you in the bag. Sure you threw some real curve balls our way, like the incessant morning rain and some of the most depressing current affairs we’ve read about in ages, but we kept our heads held high and we reckon we made the best of you. To celebrate we’ve done a podcast (that’s an exaggeration, we do one every week) and it’s packed full of the finest light-hearted art and design chat you ever did bleedin’ hear. We’re on top of our game! (mostly)
Section one saw us discussing Damien Hirst’s uncharacteristically controversy-free appearance on Desert Island Discs, taking a quick look at this week’s Hall of Femmes conference in Stockholm, and wondering whether the World Press Photo of the Year winner could possibly be a fake. We also touched on the ridiculous story of a former V&A curator who spent 40 years stealing from the museum’s vast archive and the recent posters commissioned by Art On The Underground.
First we talked about Tate Britain’s recent decision to remove their explanatory panels in the gallery, reducing the amount of information that visitors have immediate access to. The move comes as part of a large-scale overhaul of Tate Britain’s curation policy. And in honour of Will and Rob’s day spent in a secret bunker judging this year’s D&AD student awards, and the launch of our very own Graduates awards, we wondered if there really is a fair way to judge and award student work.
- Boot Boyz Biz: promoting community, not commodity
- Waving goodbye to July with our weekly Best of the Web
- The classical and the crude combine to represent the multiple facets of The Arab City
- Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage on the interchanging influence of art and music
- Thee Drinkers: New exhibition conveys the joys and despair of having a few too many
- August Diary: where to go and what to see
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale